February 2001 - Active Directory Answers

AD Guide: Five tips for implementing it; backing it up; and recovering from a crash.


Active Directory Answers: How to Defrag NTDS.DIT

An offline defragmentation is the only way to shrink an NTDIS.DIT file and reclaim space. Here's how to do it the right way.

First Look: Visual Studio.NET Revealed

Peel away the hype and what you get is a powerful development suite for building Web-based applications.

Active Directory Answers: Active Directory Back from the Dead

When somebody in your organization blows away some part of the AD database, you can resurrect its contents using the little-understood process, Authoritative Restore. Here’s how it works.

From the Trenches: A Maddening Web Server Move

Everything pointed to Network Address Translation as the culprit, but it was up to this internetworking pro to find out why.

Active Directory Answers: Active Directory Updating

Knowing how AD replication works in Windows 2000 can help you tune it for optimal system performance.

Active Directory Answers: I Know This Much Is True

This Windows 2000 instructor says you need to understand five things about Active Directory/ Windows NT 4.0 interoperability before tackling your first deployment.

Systems Engineering: Property Version Numbers vs. Update Sequence Numbers

How do these two seemingly simple attributes help with replication? It's a sequential thing.

Book Reviews

Active Directory’s Ins and Outs

For a detailed look at Active Directory, peruse this technical reference.

Keeping Windows 2000 Safe

Refer to this volume for the hardcore details on Windows 2000 security and how to manage it effectively.

Active Directory’s Ins and Outs

For a detailed look at Active Directory, peruse this technical reference.

Taking the Trouble Out of TCP/IP

Don't let Windows 2000 TCP/IP control you. Control it, using this book as a reference.

Exam Reviews

Extreme Exchange

Exchange 2000 Server is the first “killer app” for Windows 2000 and Active Directory. Be sure to have an in-depth knowledge of all the migration tools (and Exchange 5.5) before tackling this exam.

Product Reviews

For XML Editing, Who'd Use Anything Else?

Simply put: It's the best XML editor out there.

Bringing Security Issues Into Focus

eEye's network security scanner helps you find the chinks in your system's "armor."

One-Touch Smart Reporting

Quickly access your SMS database via Aelita’s SnapReports.

Installation Software Marches On

Wise raises the bar in Windows Installer software — again.

Tapping into Active Directory’s Full Potential

Once you set up AD, who’s going to maintain it all? These four tools address delegation and management challenges.

Be Proactive in Event Log Monitoring

TNT’s Event Log Monitor offers consolidated log entry viewing, plus numerous notification methods.

Professionally Speaking

Generation Gap

The issue of ageism in today's IT arena.

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